Support for terminally ill people

People who have advanced, life limiting illnesses are given palliative care, including:

  • emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support
  • information, advice and guidance on different treatment options
  • advice on managing symptoms

Help at home

Our local healthcare partner, South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust, provides palliative care services for patients and their families. This includes care from community nursing teams and other health care services.

The Marie Curie supportive care at home service and the Macmillan specialist palliative care teams can also provide support.

Marie Curie

The Marie Curie supportive care at home service gives practical, emotional and physical support to patients and carers. The team includes registered nurses, health care assistants and coordinators.

They offer individual care packages to people in the advanced stages of an illness, who've made an informed choice to live the end of their lives at home. Marie Curie will provide supportive care day and night, tailored to the patient and family's requests.

Your doctor, Barnsley Hospice or any health professional can refer you to this service. 

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support is a specialist palliative care team of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians and social workers. They work closely with Barnsley Hospice and Barnsley Hospital specialist palliative care teams. They also work with other health care professionals to support people, and their families, who have complex, difficult to manage symptoms.

Your doctor or other health care professionals can refer you to this service.

Barnsley Hospital Palliative Care Team

Barnsley Hospital's palliative care team provides care to patients with cancer or other life limiting illnesses, who tend to have complex needs.

Barnsley Hospice

Barnsley Hospice provides specialist palliative care for patients with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. They work closely with GPs and staff from Barnsley Hospital to provide continuity of care for patients.

Hospice staff include doctors, nurses, therapists and social workers. They offer patients support to manage their symptoms and pain, as well as their psychological and social wellbeing. They also run a day hospice service from Monday to Friday.

Admission is arranged through your doctor or hospital consultant. Some private nursing homes also specialise in the care of terminally ill patients. Your doctor or hospital consultant should be able to give you information about them.

For more information, call (01226) 244244, email Barnsley Hospice at  or write to: Barnsley Hospice, 104 -106 Church Street, Gawber, Barnsley, S75 2RL.